A striking portrait plate of Gunther Gebel-Williams, the famous animal trainer. The title of the plate is: "Gunther Gebel-Williams: The Greatest Animal Trainer of All Time". Wrapped around Mr. Gebel-Williams' neck is a live leopard. Mr. Gebel-Williams is standing on a sign inscribed "The Greatest...". In the foreground and directly behind Mr. Gebel-Williams is a shaped apparatus comprised of five stands on which tigers are sitting. Behind the tigers is the audience.

This plate is the first issue in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey plate collection, produced in association with The Hamilton Collection. The original painting, "Gunther Gebel-Williams", was created by the American artist, Franklin Moody. Mr Moody's signature, "Franklin Moody", is reproduced at the lower left corner.

On the reverse are the following inscriptions: Plate Number: 3337R; Firing Day: 2-24-83; Firing Master: RT.

The gold-rimmed plate is in excellent conditon: no chips, no cracks, no repairs and no wear.

The diameter of the plate is 8.5 inches.

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